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The Taliban executed three suicide attacks: in Kabul, a member of parliament and his bodyguard were seriously wounded; in Helmand, three intelligence officers were killed; and in Kandahar, a child was killed in an attack on a US convoy. ISAF is investigating an airstrike in Helmand that killed a Taliban commander and a child.
The Afghan military claimed 15 Taliban fighters were killed in infighting in Paktika, and said that four more were killed during operations in Ghazni. The Taliban killed five civilians in bombings in Nangarhar.
Afghan elders want President Karzai to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement; Karzai insisted it wouldn't be signed until after elections in April 2014. Police killed five Taliban fighters. Two people were killed in a bombing in Nangarhar. A border policemen killed two of his colleagues in Kandahar.
Seven Taliban fighters were killed in a premature detonation inside a mosque in Nangarhar. The Afghan government accused ISAF of killing two civilians in a night raid; ISAF said the two people killed were Taliban fighters. The Taliban killed an Afghan soldier in an IED attack in Khost.
President Karzai rejected a US ultimatum to approve the Bilateral Security Agreement by the end of the year. Security forces killed 12 Taliban fighters during operations in Kabul, Balkh, Wardak, Logar, Nimroz, Kandahar, and Helmand. "Gunmen" kidnapped and then executed two health workers in Helmand.